Ontario is Canada�s second largest province and is home to a population of eleven million people. It is also Canada�s most popular vacation spot � the favourite activity of any visitor being fishing. Nearly as popular are Ontario fishing lodges. Set in pristine natural surroundings, these Ontario fishing lodges pride themselves on providing quality service to their guests. Catering to a broad demography, a large variety of accommodation is available � from five-star resorts and full service Ontario fishing lodges to economical family resorts and camps. Most places are children friendly and offer play areas and special activity programs for young adults.
Ontario is renowned for its trophy walleye, northern pike, muskie, bass and lake trout found in any of its quarter of a million lakes and numerous rivers and streams. The best regions for fishing are Algoma Country, James Bay Frontier, Near North Region, North of Superior, Rainbow country and Sunset Country. It is Important to keep in mind that non-residents of Canada need to purchase a license to legally fish in Canada. Residents under the age of 18 can fish if accompanied by a licensed adult. You might also want to inquire about the special �conversation license�. Ontario fishing lodges are a great place to relax and let your hair down.
The visitor should inquire beforehand about the meals and accommodation, local species of fish, and location of the resort (whether it�s on a river or a lake etc). Quite a few Ontario fishing lodges are geared towards a family vacation and eco-tourism. Ardent conservationists might want to look for fishing lodges that practice catch and release programs.
Fishermen can also choose from the �kind� of fishing experiences proffered. They range from the warm and personal housekeeping cottages, luxurious private resorts, remote and solitary Ontario fishing lodges and cabins to wilderness fishing camps. A good internet guide is www.duenorth.net/lodgeguide/lodgeguide.pdf. It provides an exhaustive listing in a printable pdf format. Another extremely helpful guide is www.resortcountry.com/resorts.html. It comes equipped with location maps and lists resorts according to area and budget. Fishing in Ontario is not just a summer phenomenon. As winter comes around, the adventurous few can experience the joys of ice fishing. If you ever get tired of the spectacular fishing offered by Ontario you can always turn to the beautiful countryside. Camping, hiking, biking and canoeing are some of the activities proffered by Ontario fishing lodges. So come and make you fishing experience even more memorable by staying in the Ontario fishing lodges.